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Exploring the ideas of human rights according to the laws of Islam, this discussion examines the sanctity of life, murder, unintentional killing, the death penalty, abortion, suicide, and euthanasia. The arguments are introduced by Qur'anic quotations and prophetic anecdotes and include practical examples of both medieval and contemporary applications. Relevant to the current international interest of multicultural perspectives on human rights, this analysis also covers security against unlawful arrest, freedom from torture, immunity against invasion of privacy, and restrictions imposed by the Shari'a on the exercises of these rights.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781903682555
ISBN-10: 190368255X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: The Islamic Texts Society
Publisher: The Islamic Texts Society
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - M. H. Kamali

M. H. Kamali is Chairman of the International Institute of Islamic Studies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was formerly Prof of Law at the International Islamic University Malaysia, where he taught Islamic law fo over twenty years.

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